Nye Parry

contemporary sound and music

Locating Drama

Locating Drama is a collaborative research project between the BBC radio drama development team and the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts at Middlesex University. Its aim is to find new narrative possibilities for locative media such as GPS enabled mobile devices by uncoupling them from the site-specific paradigm that has been prevalent, instead exploring what we call a translocational approach. We have produced one trial drama so far, entitled Scratch and written by Penelope Skinner. I was responsible for the interaction design and programming in Hewlett Packard’s MScape as well as the sound design (with Caleb Knightley at the BBC).
Scratch was trialled at the 2008 Free Thinking festival in Liverpool. I am currently extending this idea with musical material from my piece Triptych, originally created for the Science Museum.

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